I’ve been into working out since Aaron’s first deployment back in 2006. I used it as a way to pass the time. One thing that I’ve struggled with the entire time is what I put in my body to fuel it.
We don’t eat like complete crap. We actually eat pretty okay. There’s always room for improvement, though, so I wouldn’t say we’re perfect. My biggest issue with food is portion size. Up until now, I’ve just guessed and called it good vs measuring out stuff and haven’t really payed attention to how much I’m eating. Yes, you can eat too much of a good thing.
I’ve started watching my portions and am now measuring my food out. I check the nutrition labels, I eat lean meat, I try to eat raw veggies or fruit every single day. I’m a picky eater, so I’m learning to make the foods that I will actually eat in a healthier way. For example, I usually make my pizza from scratch vs ordering it from a pizza place. I can use healthier ingredients vs someone else using whatever was cheapest because they have a business to run. Make sense?
I, also, don’t deprive myself. On most days I treat myself. Don’t read too much into this either. “Treating” myself doesn’t mean going off the deep end and binging out on something I shouldn’t be eating. It means I can eat Frosted Mini Wheats for breakfast and not feel guilty about them. HOW SO? Because I portioned that shit out!